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The suspension of arrival of LSIs in the southern Negros city from Sept. 28 to Oct. 11 was approved by the Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) and the Regional Task Force (RTF) Covid-19 as provided in Resolution No. 40 issued on Saturday.

“The (city’s) remaining bed capacity will not be enough in the next two weeks,” the resolution stated, citing figures showing that only 41 beds are available in the 235-bed quarantine facility.

With some 194 already occupied, only the 27 LSIs arriving until Sept. 27 will be accommodated for now.

Earlier, Mayor Gina Lizares issued Executive Order 36 imposing the suspension of the issuance of certificate of appearance to Sipalay for 14 days.

According to the RIATF and RTF, there has also been a delay in the release of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test results in the province as some personnel of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory have been quarantined due to contamination which reduced manpower.

There has also been a delay in the release of results after a mass testing was conducted in the cities of Bacolod, Talisay, Silay, Bago, and town of Murcia from Aug. 28 to 31.

Since the middle of August, Sipalay has banned tourists as the number of Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City.

Before the moratorium ended on Sept. 16, Sipalay extended the ban on tourism-related and non-essential travels until Sept. 30.

Also prohibited until the end of the month are visits to relatives and friends, church-related activities, school-related transactions, and house-to-house retail selling.

Those allowed to travel to Sipalay are only persons with medical-related transactions, business transactions with open establishments, government-related transactions, delivery of goods and items, non-residents from non-high risk areas who are employed in Sipalay, and residents who are employed in non-high risk areas.

Data from the Provincial Health Office showed that as of Sept. 26, Sipalay has 57 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The figures provided did not yet include recoveries and deaths. (PNA)

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